Kucinich Requests UN to look into Israel’s ‘indiscriminate mass violence’

Kucinich criticizes Israel; wants U.N. probe

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is calling for a United Nations investigation into Israel’s attacks on Gaza, criticizing Israel for a disproportionate response to Hamas rocket attacks.

The criticism stands in stark contrast to the statements of other Democrats, who have offered near-unanimous support for Israel amid the latest violence in the Middle East.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other Democrats have blamed Hamas for the violence, which has left more than 300 people in Gaza dead. One person in Israel has been killed by a Hamas rocket.

Kucinich likened the Israeli attacks on Gaza to its war with Hezbollah in southern Lebanon in 2006. In both cases, he said, civilian populations were attacked and “countless innocents” were killed or injured.

“All this was, and is, disproportionate, indiscriminate mass violence in violation of international law,” Kucinich said in a statement. “Israel is not exempt from international law and must be held accountable.”

Pelosi and other Democrats have refrained from criticizing Israel’s government, which has responded to the Hamas attacks with a rocket assault on Gaza.

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One response to “Kucinich Requests UN to look into Israel’s ‘indiscriminate mass violence’

  1. TYPICAL KUCINICH DRIVEL, JOINING THE CHORUS OF EUROPEAN HYPOCRITES —
    WHEN YOU DEFEND YOUR OWN CIVILIAN POPULATION AGAINST INDISCRIMINATE ROCKET ATTACKS, THERE IS NO “DISPROPORTIONATE” RESPONSE —
    STRIKING AT THE ATTACKERS WHERE IT HURTS IS PROPORTIONATE, REGARDLESS
    HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE KILLED ON BOTH SIDES. BUT DON’T EXPECT PINHEAD KUCINICH TO UNDERSTAND THAT……….

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